Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Truth Is Never Lost Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Truth Is Never Lost Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life

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We live in what has been called the Information Age. Up to the 15th century, information was generally available only to the rich and literate. This barrier began to break with the printing of the Gutenberg Bible. Since then telegraphy, radio, television, and computers have greatly increased people's access to information.

This dissemination of information to anyone wishing it has the potential of being a real blessing. But with all the vastness of information, difficulty arises as to assessing what is true and trustworthy.

A recent exhibition in a Boston museum presented working models of some of the inventions of Leonardo da Vinci, which he sketched in notebooks in the late 1400s. These notebooks were discovered earlier this century. Perhaps the most interesting thing about them is that they discuss the basic principles of many so-called modern inventions that were developed in the 400 years during which these notebooks were presumably lost. This is evidence of an ever-present mental force, a supreme intelligence. As stated in the textbook of Christian Science by Mary Baker Eddy: "Mortals must look beyond fading, finite forms, if they would gain the true sense of things. Where shall the gaze rest but in the unsearchable realm of Mind?" ("Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures," Pg. 264). Mind is a synonym for God. Here, then, is where we look for true knowledge, knowledge that will help us judge rightly any information we receive. We look for it in God. Prayer guides us in this search. It is a quiet communion with God, involving the humble acknowledgment that He is All and that we are eternally related to Him. Hebrews says, "He that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him" (11:6). This truth of God controls every facet of our being; in fact, it is the very fiber of our being. Christ Jesus promised that if we continued in the obedience to and study of his words, we would know the liberating truth of existence (see John 8:32). This truth, described by Mrs. Eddy as "the centre of all religion" (Science and Health, Pg. …

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